December 14, 2013

Audience Calendar

Eight days of music, art, theater, special events and more

(Continued from page 5)

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Villagers exclaim over the first snowfall in a scene from the Portland Stage Company production of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Snow Queen" continuing through Dec. 22

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland State Company

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A scene from the Portland Stage Company production of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Snow Queen" continuing through Dec. 22

Aaron Flacke photo courtesy of Portland State Company

Mid Winter’s Eve at Stonehenge, virtual tour of Stonehenge, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $5-$6. 7 p.m. Friday.

Christmas Variety Show, magic from Norman NG, live Christmas music by Peter Mezoian, juggling, physical comedy and more, Freeport Theater of Awesome, $17, $12 seniors and children. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Open House, music, holiday treats, holiday history and free museum entrance, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, free. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

“The Sleeping Beauty,” live in HD from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

• Theater

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” classic holiday tale adapted by Christopher Schario, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $20, $5 for 18 and under. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Our Theatre Company Presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” classic holiday tale, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, $8 seniors, kids 12 and under. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Vivid Motion Presents “The Nutcracker Burlesque,” featuring array of dance genres including ballet, go-go, disco, hoedown and classic burlesque, music adapted from the classic Tchaikovsky “Nutcracker” ballet, adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday through Saturday.

“Annie,” musical, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland, $21.99, $17.99 seniors. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” hilarious tale of Crumpet, a Macy’s store elf, for mature audiences only, Portland Stage Company, Studio Theater, Portland, $20-$25. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

“The Gift of the Magi,” holiday musical set in the ’40s, The Footlights, Falmouth, $15-$18. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

“A Christmas Carol,” one-man show starring Michael Tobin, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22.

L/A Community Little Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” based on classic story by Charles Dickens, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn, $18, $15 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Dybbuk of Park Slope,” play about finding your spirituality in the complex 21st-century world, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $15, $12 for 12 and under. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Runs through Dec. 29.

Mad Horse Theatre’s “By Local,” play reading series, “Alligator Road” by Callie Kimball, Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10 suggested. 2 p.m. Sunday.

“A Christmas Carol: The New Musical Tale,” two-person musical, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $18, $15 matinees. 2 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” starring David LaGraffe and Claudia Hughes, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. 7 p.m. Monday.

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Jody McColman stars in this holiday classic, The Footlights, Falmouth, $10. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

OOB High School Drama Club Presents “A Murder in Red and Green,” interactive comedy integrates the audience into the act, also features an ugly sweater contest and silent auction, Old Orchard Beach High School, $10 includes dessert. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

“The Snow Queen,” beloved fairy tale of devotion, bravery and the triumph of love, Portland Stage Company, $35-$45, $15 children under 15. 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 22.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, tells the story of six delinquent Herdman children, non-conventional Christmas story with humorous fashion and local musicians performing Christmas carols, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $10, $7 children. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 22.

Christmas with The Ratpack, dinner and performance, special guest “Elvis Presley,” Anthony’s Dinner Theater, Portland. 221-2267. 7 p.m. Friday.

New Edge Productions Presents “The Holiday Show,” musical cabaret, Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $8. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“A 1950s Holiday Show,” tribute to classic TV Christmas specials, Portland Players, South Portland, $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

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